Jamie Lloyd’s production of Evita will transfer to the Barbican Centre in 2020.
Lloyd’s version seen earlier this year at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park will play a limited 8-week season at the Barbican from 27 June 2020.
Described as ‘a turbocharged, transformative revival’ (Daily Mail) the show was seen by a record-breaking 75,000 people at Regents Park making it the venue’s highest-grossing show in history.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s smash-hit musical premiered in London’s West End back in 1978 starring Elaine Paige. Michael Grandage revived it at the Adelphi Theatre in 2006 with Argentine actress Elena Roger and Philip Quast, and touring productions were stages at the Dominion Theatre in 2014 and the Phoenix Theatre in 2019.
The rags to riches story of Argentina’s first lady Eva Person features stirring musical numbers such as “You Must Love Me”, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”, “Oh! What A Circus”, and the popular “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”.
The creative team joining Lloyd will be casting director Will Burton, choreographer Fabia Aloise, set & costume designer Soutra Gilmour, fight director Kate Waters, sound designer Nick Lidster, lighting designer Jon Clark, and musical supervisor Alan Williams.
Casting for the production will be announced in the coming months.
Evita is booking from 27 June 2020 until 22 August 2020 at the Barbican Centre, London.
Evita Tickets are now available.